Sunday, July 22, 2007

78s fRom HeLL: It's Lots Of Fun To Share / OKMNX - Two from Mel Blanc



















The sound of Mel Blanc's voice helped propel us through the 20th century.

In addition to cartoons and radio, Mel's voice could also be heard on numerous novelty records and kiddie records, most of them released on the Capitol label from the late 1940's and into the 1950's.

Listen to:
Mel Blanc -
It's Lots Of Fun To Share
(Capitol Records, circa 1954)

Listen to:
Mel Blanc -
OKMNX
(Capitol Records, 1951)

(click for audio)

PS: Watch out for 'OKMNX'! It's a ditty that's way more infectious than it has any right to be.
You've been warned...

See also: 'The Mel Blanc Show' at Internet Archive.
You can listen to any of several *dozen* half-hour episodes of Blanc's 1946 - 1947 CBS radio sitcom, spawned by his popularity on The Jack Benny show. (Looks like the complete series is there!)

4 comments:

none, really! said...

And if you like Mel Blanc's work, for gosh sake, readers, be sure to check out almost any postwar Jack Benny show, also available at archive.org. He's on a lot of them (and even if he's not they're STILL funny).

p.s. good blog, keep it coming

naps said...

OKMNX could be the new anthem for the text messaging crowd.
very cool stuff.....thanks

dunnandante@comcast.net said...

I can't believe that you have this great oldie record around! I grew up singing "It's Lots of Fun to Share" and still sing it to my students at school.
Karen Dunn

Anonymous said...

I had this record and listened to it all the time. I loved it.

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